Words of praise

“Abeyaratne possesses an inner musicality that is not taught. His performances are marked by this innate sensitivity resulting in great musical conviction in recital.”
Dr. Robert Palmer, Professor of Piano, Ball State University

“Abeyaratne is a passionate artist and a sensitive performer who can exploit the keyboard with remarkable dexterity and also engage in a grand sweep of emotions when the occasion demands.”
The Sri Lankan Sunday Lieder, Colombo, Sri Lanka

“Pianist Harsha Abeyaratne stunned the audience at Jacksonville University’s Terry Concert Hall …his ambitious program included the chilling Sonata in A minor by Franz Schubert, and other works by Brahms, Debussy, Liszt, and Prokofiev.”
Scott Watkins, Pianist and Associate Professor of Music, Jacksonville University

“The choice of programming for this recital was interesting, diverse, and complimentary. Every piece was played with a clear understanding and command of style and structure.”
Leslie Petteys, Professor Emeritus of Piano, Marshall University

“Beginning with the first notes of his recital at Brown Chapel, Muskingum University professor coaxed a luxurious tone out of the Steinway all afternoon. The program’s opening work, Isaac Albeniz’s ‘Evocación,’ set the pace for the recital in an impressive display of tonal color.”
The Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, Ohio

“Hekeeps the music at the forefront and his prodigious technique merely allows him to do what is necessary to convey the emotional content of the piece.”
Lois Svard, Professor Emerita of Piano, Bucknell University